The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific: Places to Explore


  • The Central Highlands

    Famous for spectacular mountain vistas, high-altitude coffee farms, cloud-forest eco-lodges, and challenging mountain hikes, the Central Highlands of Cerro de la Muerte are less than an hour south...

  • Dominical and Ballena Marine Park

    On the other side of a mountain ridge, just a scenic hour-long drive west of San Isidro de El General, you reach the sunny southern Pacific coast, with its miles of beaches for surfing, strolling,...

  • The Golfo Dulce

    One of only three tropical fjords in the world, the Golfo Dulce has 180-meter-deep (600-foot-deep) waters in the center of a usually placid gulf where you can watch dolphins swim and humpback...

  • The Osa Peninsula

    If you came to Costa Rica seeking wilderness and adventure, this is it. You'll find the country's most breathtaking scenery and most abundant wildlife on the Osa Peninsula, a third of which is...

  • Valle de El General Region

    The Valle de El General (The General's Valley) area encompasses vast expanses of highland wilderness on the upper slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca and the high-altitude pĆ”ramo of ChirripĆ³...


Trip Finder

Fodor's Costa Rica 2015

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Spanish Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Learn More
Travel Deals